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Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck

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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:21 PM
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Ok enough with the fricken protest already.

Here is a real issue we could be talking about that actually effects everyone's lives.



Stressed couple reviewing documents Why a six-figure income is not enough for many in the U.S.
11:45 AM ET Tue, 18 July 2017 | 01:18
No matter how much you earn, getting by is still a struggle for most people these days.

Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75 percent last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder.

Overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they're now in debt, up from 68 percent a year ago, CareerBuilder said.

While 46 percent said their debt is manageable, 56 percent said they were in over their heads. About 56 percent also save $100 or less each month, according to CareerBuilder. The job-hunting site polled over 2,000 hiring and human resource managers and more than 3,000 full-time employees between May and June.


Well, the numbers are in, people are having a hard time saving money. This should come as no surprise to any of you because although the numbers look good on CNN, the economy in fact hasn't been doing so well for the average American. People are not buying houses cars or any of the fancy things of the past 2 generations (which isn't that big of a deal really more of a call back to reality) due to one thing in particular, rising cost of living. One of our biggest problems in this nation is the fact that cost of living has more than doubled in most cases and the wages haven't only not gone up but have actually gone done, way down.

Anyway, since this isn't about the main popular topic here I'm sure this will be glossed over.




posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults


The money is being made, but it isn't be shared. This is a major reason you can't afford medical services, everything but wages have gone up.







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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

An actual sensible and important topic.

Sadly I suspect your last paragraph will turn out to be accurate.


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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

If you make 6 figures and live paycheck to paycheck, you are definitely doing something wrong.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Theres a lot of variables here. 1st banking, and raising of mortgages and rent to ridiculous levels....this isn't right or left...its banks and the central banking fraud.

Second, folks need to stop paying for egoic social media devices, games, other media...and live within their means.

We dont need 100 dollar frickin phone usages a month, nor 200 dollar family plans as well as 800 dollar "phone" costs.

We dont need to drink and get high every day either....shouldnt have to pay astro prices on food ya can grow yourself. Listen to news feeds and hate each other only feeds those perpetrating all of this...

The crooks from the mob that took over the world dont care...but we should.

Buy your own or grow your own food...dont buy [snip] booze make [snip] your own..or both.

But hey they can use their resources to tell you its black, or white, latino, male, female and have you attack each other rather than the establishment...
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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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It should be fairly obvious that globalization is not to give the consumer better products at better prices. It is about making more $$$$.
Any third world country that is used as a manufacturing hub is slow (or quickly) becoming a slave filled toxic waste dump. From textiles to shrimp, if it is imported from a 3rd world country-it is supported with poor pay and suicidal environmental policy. The true cost of product is hidden.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

You friend..are correct



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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I do a good moral job one that most can not or will not do and I made 17k last year (UK) and I live paychec
k to paycheck
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I have found when I was on 37k a year running pubs I still lived paycheck to paychecdk but that was in London.
100k a year and struggling? I think it depends on how many kids and the area you live in.
He3y but lets face it we in the USA and UK are a lot better off then most.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

I would modify that to most Westerners.

We all work for basically nothing, and defend our right to do it!!!




posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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Well...even as I watched my income drop or stagnate, I prepared for it...by getting rid of all my debts to the best of my ability. Credit cards...paid off. Loans paid off...

Why? Because debt is a snowball rolling down a hill. And you have to end that snowball's life as soon as you can.

It doesn't mean I'm getting ahead...because there's still times I struggle...but I don't take handouts and I would rather be hungry than have ridiculous interest rates on every payment.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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I 'd like to see some figures where that the percentage of employees are contract workers (Manpower) that work full or part time. In my opinion, these types of workers should be labeled (unstable employment) and really not be counted in the actual percent of the (stable employment) workers.
In this country, it is a crying shame that the politicians are for the employers. Part-timers are / seems like ,what is actually destroying the economic health of this country, and I'm sure that is what's worldwide these days. At my age, I've decided to start a business, I won't work 40 hours a week.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: ScepticScot


It should be fairly obvious that globalization is not to give the consumer better products at better prices. It is about making more $$$$.
Any third world country that is used as a manufacturing hub is slow (or quickly) becoming a slave filled toxic waste dump. From textiles to shrimp, if it is imported from a 3rd world country-it is supported with poor pay and suicidal environmental policy. The true cost of product is hidden.


Absolutely.

I am actually a firm believer that international trade can and should benefit everyone involved. However the current model we have is massively exploitive and benefits a small minority.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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Do you guys over there have zero hour contracts btw?.
I'm on one I hate it.

Oh and my pension plan? armed robbery If they catch me they have to feed me and house me If not Cuba here I come lol.
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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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B..bb..bbbb...but glossy equals shiny!

Today, I was wondering how the person driving this pimped out truck (it had blue LED lights around a push bumper--like on cop car's, thick, reinforced steel tubing over the radiator) could afford such a thing. Only a young kid would think this thing was "sick" or "phat" or whatever the lingo is now a days. I thought it was a waste of money. My guess would be over 60 K. The young guy driving doesn't make that kind of money.

Debt.

That is the only thing I could think of. Living past his means to drive that monstrosity. For what? Why? Who cares about your vehicle as a status symbol? Obviously not me! But I guess some people do.

Yup. In the 71% club since... well, I started working for a living and living away from home. I did the debt thing for a couple years then quit. It is a sucker's bet. If I can't pay for it then I don't need it. Pay for everything in full. Still live pay check to pay check but I am not surrounded by material crap to haul around and stand guard over. And since I don't fret about it, there is a 401K somewhere that is accumulating food tickets. I just don't follow stock prices or any of that crap.

You can't take it with you when you are gone.

The numbers going up. The rich get richer. Middle class squeezed. No new taxes. And look, the whole nation is in debt.

Does make you wonder... What is the end game?



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Pity folks are ignoring the causes Im trying to bring up...but that's what always happens here. Thats the real conversation



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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From textiles to shrimp, if it is imported from a 3rd world country-it is supported with poor pay and suicidal environmental policy. The true cost of product is hidden.


That's a whole nother rabbit whole it itself but a good point.

We have two options. True global capatalistism, or corporatism.

Capatalistism is a system for the consumer where competition guarantees the best product and or service at the best price.

But these monopolies are squeezing profit from every angle they can at the expense of taxpayers and third world countries. When we take advantage of other countries we end up providing aid or war efforts. We also get an influx of immigrants destabilizing that country.

For all the open border people, if you allow anyone to come into developed countries, why would anyone stay in their country to help try and fix it? Mexico would destabilize so fast if we opened the southern border.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Yes sir...thats it. I buy everything except cars and house with cash...and if i had it to do over...id not of bought our new vehicles...total waste



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Excellent points. What i tried to say above



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

which is why america should give socialism a look, replacing capitalist governments with a capitalist government isn't working.

america has done a pretty good job of demonizing the term left wing without a party even sharing its principles so it's highly unlikely.
now get back to calling private healthcare communist.

all jokes aside, a dumbed down electorate and a toxic term is just gonna continue to allow the two parties whose aim is to only benefit the already wealthy to pass the baton to each other, forever.
nice mess you got yourselves into.



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